In a world of magic and monsters, Lina Inverse is a girl destined to…eat and steal stuff. Well, less destiny, more of a—desire, greed really. Lina is a gifted sorceress using her talents to make money any way she can without getting arrested. A girl’s gotta eat. Along the way, she meets others, some good, many evil, all annoying to her in some degree. Slayers is…it’s like a Japanese RPG that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s fun, scary, thrilling, exciting—you get the idea. If you like fantasy with a mix of humor in the right spots, give it a shot. It’s downright entertaining. But where to start?
There is a lot of Slayers multimedia but I can only recommend what I’ve enjoyed. Confession time: I never read the original novels but the first eight novels based on the first two seasons of anime TV series was officially licensed. The other volumes aren’t, a damn shame too. A few volumes were translated by fans but they are hard to find. Slayers is an older property and the download links simply died. Enough self-pity, recommendations: